Jewelry made with Akoya cultured pearls is classic, popular and beautiful. These pearls are perfect in strands, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Akoya pearl was first cultured in Japanese pearl farms in the early part of the 20th Century, and any piece of jewelry is complemented with its rich, white color and rose overtone.
Most often jewelry made with these pearls are set with 18k gold posts and clasps, which highlights their beautiful luster. While they may seem similar to other freshwater pearls, when compared directly, the difference is striking. The Akoya is larger, more smooth, a bit rounder and more lustrous.
Anyone seeking a most remarkable gift for their loved one, is wise to choose jewelry made with the Akoya pearl. Once only produced in Japan, the Akoya has been adopted by Chinese pearl farmers. The term “akoya” literally means saltwater. The color of the Akoya pearl includes overtones of white, cream, rose, silver, and green. The pearls range in size from 5mm to 9mm, opening them up for use in a wide variety of jewelry.
Jewelry made with the Japanese Akoya pearl is considered a high-end luxury as compared with freshwater pearls. White pearl jewelry, such as the Akoya, offers the flexibility as they can be worn on a variety of different occasions and compliment many different ensembles.
The white will pick up and reflect the colors worn, instantly matching the jewelry to the occasion.